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China Jul coal & steel outputs split amid multi-factors

2018-08-16 08:36:00 Production & Sales,  Steel Products

China's coal and steel outputs diverged in July amid multiple factors. China produced 281.5 million tonnes of coal...

Liuzhou Iron & Steel H1 net profit soars 5.16 times on yr

2018-08-15 15:23:00 Cost & Profit,  Steel Products

Liuzhou Iron and Steel Co., Ltd gained a net profit of 2.04 billion yuan ($259.5 million) in the first half of 2018, surging 5.16 tim...

China steel prices slower in rise; iron ore market improves

2018-08-13 16:40:00 Price,  Iron Ore,  Steel Products

China's spot steel products prices continued picking up, though at a slower increase, supported by low social stocks. Iron ore prices...

Tangshan starts dismantling 1st batch steel facility this yr with 1.34 Mtpa capacity

2018-08-13 11:47:00 Environmental Protection,  Steel Products

Tangshan in Hebei province in northern China has started to dismantle this year's the first batch of iron and steel-making facility...

China steel prices may pitch higher in Aug

2018-08-09 15:51:00 Price,  Steel Products

China's steel prices may continue to move up in August under the dual factors of active investment in infrastructure construction and...

JSW Steel crude steel output grows 8% to 1.4 mln T in July 2018

2018-08-09 11:31:00 Company,  International,  Steel Products

JSW Steel on August 7 said its crude steel output grew 8% to 1.4 million tonnes during July 2018. The Sajjan Jindal-led ...

China Jul aluminium exports rise despite US trade row; steel shipments slide

2018-08-08 13:28:00 Policy,  Import & Export,  Steel Products

China's monthly aluminium exports rose to their second-highest level on record in July, as a weaker yuan and a still-favourable price...

China Jul coal prices up 0.3% on mth, MOC

2018-08-08 12:05:00 Price,  Thermal Coal,  Coking Coal,  Anthracite,  Steel Products

China's coal prices inched up by 0.3% on the month in July, according to monitoring data released by Ministry of Commerce (MOC) recen...

Chinese steelmakers enjoying great time of output and price rises

2018-08-02 15:57:00 Viewpoint,  Price,  Steel Products

China's steel mills are enjoying a great time with sound improvements of profitability in the first half year, as both production and...

China rebar prices shoot up amid low stocks

2018-07-31 16:32:00 Price,  Steel Products

China rebar futures prices shot up recently as stocks continued to run low. On July 30, rebar futures in mainstrea...

China mid-Jul crude steel daily output edges down at key mills

2018-07-30 16:00:00 Production & Sales,  Steel Products

Crude steel production of China's key steel mills averaged 1.956 million tonnes per day in July 11-20, a slip of 0.92% from ten days ...

Japanese crude steel production to hit 26.54 Mt in Q3

2018-07-27 11:57:00 Production & Sales,  International,  Steel Products

Japanese crude steel output is expected to reach 26.54 million tonnes in July-September, the country's Ministry of Economy, Trade &am...

China early-Jul crude steel daily output edges up at key mills

2018-07-23 08:39:00 Production & Sales,  Steel Products

China's key steel mills saw their crude steel production average 1.97 million tonnes per day in the first ten days this month, rising...

Chinese steel output cuts to vary from mill to mill next winter: official

2018-07-23 08:17:00 Policy,  Steel Products

Production cuts in China's mammoth steel sector will vary from mill to mill next autumn and winter, said an environmental ministry of...

China Panhua Group scouts for $3.5 bln project in Philippines

2018-07-18 10:48:00 Import & Export,  International,  Steel Products

Panhua Group in China is looking for a 300-hectare parcel of land in the Philippines, preferably in Mindanao, for its $3.5 billion in...

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1 China's NDRC warns high steel margins mean meeting 2018 capacity cuts not "easy" 2018-08-17

China cut 80 million tonnes of coal production capacity and 24.7 million tonnes of steel capacity from January to July 2018, an official from the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) said

2 Insiders concerned about sustainability of China thermal coal rebound 2018-08-16

Industry insiders worried whether the latest round of bounce in China's thermal coal market could continue longer, with prices extending a 10-day uptrend since August 6. Price of spot 5,5

3 China Coal Daily Track (Aug 16) 2018-08-16

Domestic market Thermal coal Production area Coal prices remained stable in northern Shanxi. Coal sales were rather smooth in the region as a whole, yet some miners reported a few

4 China's coking coal market embraces sharp jumps of some grades 2018-08-16

China's coking coal market embraced a sharp jump of some grades amid tight supply, while prices of most grades stayed unchanged on the whole. Price hikes have reached 100 yuan/t in total

5 China slashes 24.7 Mtpa of crude steel capacity in Jan-Jul this yr 2018-08-16

China has slashed crude steel capacity of 24.7 million tonnes per annum (Mtpa) in the first seven months this year, said officials at a press conference on de-capacity work at 10:00 am on August 16.

6 China's Jul power consumption increases 7% on yr 2018-08-16

China's electricity consumption increased 6.8% from a year ago in July, with six regional power grids reaching the record loads, said spokesperson with the National Development and Reform Commission e

7 China sheds 80 Mtpa coal capacity over Jan-Jul, achieving over half of target 2018-08-16

China phased out some 80 million tonnes per annum (Mtpa) of surplus coal production capacity over January-July this year, fulfilling 53.3% of the whole-year capacity cut goal of 150 Mtpa, sources lear

8 Sluggish demand clouds outlook on China's import coal market 2018-08-16

The sustained sluggish demand further clouded short-term outlook on China's import thermal coal market, and many traders were willing to make some concessions in prices in an attempt to clear stocks i

9 Chinese utilities slow coal purchase in anticipation of bearish market 2018-08-16

Chinese coal-fired power plants generally anticipated spot thermal coal market to fall down again in late stage of the summer peak demand season when less fuel is needed as the temperature turns coole

10 Ganqimaodu coal imports reach 10.03 mln T 2018-08-16

Ganqimaodu border crossing saw its coal imports reach 10.03 million tonnes as of August 7 this year, showed data from border statistics station. It marked that coal imports through the bo

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1 China Jul coal imports hit multi-year high, surging 49.05% on yr 2018-08-08

China's coal imports reached 29 million tonnes in July, remaining a large growth by 49.05% from a year ago, data from the General Administration of Customs showed on August 8, reaching the highest sin

2 Coal import by Indian power sector in Apr-Jun drops 14% YoY 2018-08-13

The import of coal by Indian power sector in the April-June quarter was 14% less than the amount imported in the same period last fiscal, Coal Minister Piyush Goyal said in a reply to a question in Ra

3 China's hydropower growth outstrips thermal power in Jul, NBS 2018-08-14

China's hydropower generation posted a faster year-on-year growth than thermal power in July thanks to plentiful rainfalls in the month, official figures showed, though share of thermal power remained

4 Indonesia's Aug HBA thermal coal price up 3.04% MoM to $107.83/t 2018-08-06

Indonesia's Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources set its August thermal coal reference price, also known as Harga Batubara Acuan or HBA, at $107.83/t, hitting the highest since March 2012, up 28.4

5 CNPC asked to secure natural gas supply 2018-08-07

The National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), China's top economic planner, has requested that the China National Petroleum Corp (CNPC) secure the supply of natural gas in the domestic market

6 China to take pole position in wind, solar power by 2050 2018-08-06

Wind and solar energy will account for about 50% of the total power produced in the world by 2050, aided largely by lower production costs, with China leading the revolution, a new report said.

7 Indonesia Jun coal exports up 25.28% YoY 2018-08-10

Coal-rich Indonesia exported 35.64 million tonnes of coal in June, up 25.28% from the preceding year but inching down 0.67% from May, showed data from BPS-Statistics Indonesia. Fo

8 Weekly China coal market news summary (Aug 6 – Aug 10) 2018-08-10

China Jul coal imports hit multi-year high, surging 49.05% on yr China's coal imports reached 29 million tonnes in July, remaining a large growth by 49.05% from a year ago, data from the Gen

9 China tariffs on LNG, oil aim at U.S. energy dominance agenda 2018-08-06

China's proposed tariffs on U.S. liquefied natural gas and crude oil exports opens a new front in the trade war between the two countries, at a time when the White House is trumpeting growing U.S. ene

10 China Jul coal imports from Gladstone port slump 54% on yr 2018-08-07

China's coal imports from Australia's Gladstone port slumped 54% from a year earlier to 535,000 tonnes in July after surging to six-month high of 1.52 million tonnes in June, showed data from Gladston

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1 Chinese benchmark coal price may soon fall below 600 yuan/t, traders 2018-07-30

Bearish sentiment clouds China's domestic thermal coal market. The spot price for 5,500 Kcal/kg NAR coal is widely expected by traders to soon fall below 600 yuan/t, possibly around the end of this mo

2 Spontaneous ignition of coal stocks accelerates price downside at N ports 2018-07-30

The problem of spontaneous ignition of coal stocks at Chinese northern ports pushed traders to accelerate sales at lower prices, making the market sentiment even worse. The coal price, which has been

3 Chinese traders surmise import coal policy has tightened at S ports 2018-07-30

Speculation of tighter grips on coal imports becomes rampant among Chinese traders as longer customs clearance is seen at some southern ports. A southern trader reported customs clearance

4 China spot thermal coal market firms on utilities' active buying 2018-08-07

Spot thermal coal market showed signs of stabilizing at Bohai-rim ports in northern China, alongside utilities' active buying for the power generating fuel and strong sentiment among traders in uphold

5 Chinese utilities bid low for import coal, hampering deals 2018-07-30

Chinese utilities were still bidding low for import thermal coal on account of high stocks despite increased coal burns amid hot weather, limiting chances for deals to conclude. Bids for

6 China thermal coal futures fall to 3-mth low 2018-08-02

China's thermal coal futures hit a three-month low on August 1, impacted by continuously falling spot market as supply remained loose while demand from utilities stayed low. The mos

7 Uncertainty rises towards Chinese coal market after price rally for days 2018-08-10

Chinese domestic thermal coal price headed up again after a brief fall in early August, leaving a wide uncertainty on market trend in the near future. The latest CCI index for 5,500 Kcal/

8 Low-sulfur coking coal sales improve in China 2018-07-30

Coal miners in some of China's major production centers embraced better sales of low-sulfur coking coal, thanks to a turnaround in buying interest from coking plants. Low-sulfur cok

9 CHN Energy lowers Aug term contract coal prices, sources 2018-08-02

China Energy Investment Group, also known as CHN Energy, has reduced its monthly contract prices of thermal coal for August delivery, market sources said. The China's largest coal miner a

10 QHD coal stocks slide for 6 days; prices lack continued momentum 2018-08-09

Coal stocks at China's benchmark Qinhuangdao port have been on the drop for six consecutive days, down to 6.42 million tonnes on August 9, showed data from That was a 9.8% ret